"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
I so want this to be true. I've thought it myself, or so I thought, but probably it came to me through Rilke. But the idea that if you just meet, even gingerly, the forces opposing you, they will melt (like the Wicked Witch!), and become gentle, manageable, maybe even...helpful.